The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 92 84 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 14 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.76% 0.43% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.89% 1.15% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate £400 £344 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +21.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -33.33%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
740 524 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 40.28% 37.48% 38.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 364 283
Average daily rate £353 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 6
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £14.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VB Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

VB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 3 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Java
3 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
4 11 (42.31%) VBScript
5 10 (38.46%) SQL
6 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 9 (34.62%) XML
7 8 (30.77%) Tomcat
8 7 (26.92%) C#
9 5 (19.23%) C++
9 5 (19.23%) HTML
9 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
10 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
11 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
11 3 (11.54%) JBoss
11 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
11 3 (11.54%) Subversion
11 3 (11.54%) VB6
12 2 (7.69%) Ruby
12 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
12 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (7.69%) Server Patching
12 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
12 2 (7.69%) WPF
12 2 (7.69%) WSDL
12 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (30.77%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.54%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
1 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) MS Access
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Applications Support
3 6 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
4 3 (11.54%) VB Developer
4 3 (11.54%) VB6 Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) XML
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) WPF
3 2 (7.69%) WSDL
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) CAML
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) RESTful
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.85%) FMCG
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
1 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (7.69%) Server Patching
1 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
2 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (3.85%) ATDD
2 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
2 1 (3.85%) BDD
2 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
2 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
2 1 (3.85%) Document Management
2 1 (3.85%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (3.85%) Load Testing
2 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
2 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
2 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
2 1 (3.85%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (3.85%) TDD
2 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
2 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
3 11 (42.31%) VBScript
4 10 (38.46%) SQL
5 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 7 (26.92%) C#
7 5 (19.23%) C++
8 3 (11.54%) VB6
9 2 (7.69%) C
9 2 (7.69%) Ruby
10 1 (3.85%) FQL
10 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) VMware